Lou Hammond & Associates
39 E. 51st St., New York, NY 10022
212/308-8880; fax: 212/891-0200
Full-service public relations company specializing in communications and marketing outreach for premium brands in the travel/tourism, design/furnishings, culinary, retail, real estate, beauty/fashion and hospitality industries.
Employees: 40. Founded: 1984.
Agency Statement: For nearly thirty years, Lou Hammond & Associates (LH&A) has provided strategic counsel and results-driven public relations programs to clients who set the standard in the hospitality, tourism, home furnishings and lifestyle industries. Through powerful, multi-channel communications programs that can be measured to gauge effectiveness, LH&A has earned the recognition and respect of today's most influential media, its peers and most importantly, clients who rely upon the agency's service, integrity and unmatched style.
Founded by industry icon, Lou Hammond, the company takes pride in its departure from business-as-usual, remaining fiercely independent and providing clients with fees based on an agreed-upon plan, not on time sheets. At LH&A expenses are never marked up and clients never run out of allotted time.
Headquartered in New York City with offices in Charleston, San Francisco and Miami, the agency boasts an exceptional roster of clients with an unmatched rate of retention. In fact, many clients have been partners for more than 15 years. Clients find powerful synergistic partnerships within the LH&A community, often joining forces on programs and projects that maximize opportunities for all.
With quality as a guiding principle, the Lou Hammond approach has been extremely successful - making the agency one of the most highly-recognized and award-winning in lifestyle communications.
Lou Rena Hammond, chmn./founder; Stephen Hammond, pres.
Big Ass Fans®
Brewster Home Fashions
Hunter Douglas, Inc.
Atlantic City CVA
Bermuda Department of Tourism
Charleston Area CVB
Market New Haven
Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board
New Hampshire Div. of Travel & Tourism Development
Panama City Beach CVB
Paradise Coast (Naples, Marco Island, Everglades)
Paradise Island Tourism Development Assn.
Providence Tourism Council
Santa Fe CVB
Sonoma Tourism Bureau
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Utah Office of Tourism
Virginia Tourism Corp.
FOOD & WINE
Cellar Advisors/Domaine Wine Storage
Certified Angus Beef
Hank's Seafood, SC
Peninsula Grill, SC
Sonoma County Vintners
Sonoma County Winegrape Commission
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts
Sandals Resorts International
Sofitel Luxury Hotels
The Atlantic Resort & Spa, FL
Five Gables Inn & Spa, St. Michaels, MD
Hotel Ella, Austin, TX
Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France, French West Indies
Laucala Island Resort, Fiji
Mokara Hotel & Spa, TX
Omni La Mansión del Rio, TX
Planters Inn, SC
Red Mountain Resort & Spa, UT
Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC
Gaillard Performance Hall Foundation
Housing Solutions USA
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens
American Queen Steamboat Co.
Blount Small Ship Adventures
Montreal High Lights & Jazz Festivals
SeaDream Yacht Club